inXile Entertainment is proud to announce that the original The Bard’s Tale trilogy will be given FREE to all backers of the currently ongoing The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter for any pledges to tier $20 or higher.

The original trilogy will be released to backers after the Kickstarter has successfully funded as emulated versions of the classic games. However, inXile Entertainment also has an agreement in place with the original The Bard’s Tale III programmer Rebecca “Burger” Heineman to work on updated versions of the three games based on their Apple IIGS versions, to run natively on modern Windows and Mac PCs. Once she delivers on the enhanced versions, they too will be given free to backers.

It’s pretty amazing to see how far the graphics have come since these first games and it’s fun to think that people will still be playing these classics decades after release. These games made my career so it’s only fitting that we are doing another game.” said Brian Fargo, CEO. “Of course playing them will not be necessary to understand the new title, but we wanted to give our backers the opportunity to and are always happy to give our supporters some free extra value!